Sonequa Martin-Green

Theatre, ’07

Where Legends Are Made print ad for Sonequa Martin-Green
Sonequa Martin-Green was a featured alumna in The University of Alabama’s Where Legends Are Made campaign.

A native of Russellville, Alabama, Martin-Green graduated from The University of Alabama in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in theatre.

Sonequa Martin-Green is best known for her role as Sasha Williams in the television hit “The Walking Dead.” In 2016, she was awarded a role as a lead actress in “Star Trek: The Discovery” as a lieutenant commander of the USS Discovery, making her the first African-American woman to lead the cast of a “Star Trek” ensemble. Martin-Green also had recurring roles on television in “The Good Wife,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Army Wives,” and “NYC-22” and appeared on episodes of “Lip Sync Battle” and “New Girl.”She will join LeBron James and a host of other NBA superstars in a lead role in “Space Jam 2,” which will open in theatres in 2021.